WestBridge Capital to buy stake in NBFC Vistaar Finance for Rs 100 crore
The final holdings of the funds post the fresh investment could not be determined. Investment bank EY was the financial advisor to the deal.
Grants to social ventures see 100% rise in past 3-4 years
Experts said there has been a near 100% increase in grants to social entrepreneurs ...
Social enterprises in India received $1.6 bn in 14 years: Report
Investors have pumped $ 1.6 billion in 220 social enterprises in India over ...
How Prasad Dahapute and his team of five IIM grads are raising Rs 500 cr for Dalit businesses
Prasad Dahapute and his team of five IIM graduates took on the onerous challenge of raising venture capital fund dedicated to Dalit businesses.
Unilever's Project Sunlight hopes to nudge consumers towards responsible consumption
About 70% of Unilever's carbon footprint is related to consumer use, and its hold over their behaviour is weak. It now wants to change that, reports ET.
Lehman Brothers collapse and the lessons for Indian capitalism
Five years after Lehman Brothers collapse, our scams are exposing a desi, resource-hungry form of crony capitalism.
Google launches Rs 12 crore hunt for India’s most innovative social entrepreneurs
The four best submissions will each receive Rs. 3 crore and technical assistance from Google to make their project a reality.
Google launches Rs 12 crore search for social entrepreneurs
Google is launching the Google Impact Challenge in India, asking Indian non-profits how they would use technology to tackle problems in India.
With Rs 164 crore in kitty, Rohini Nilekani to chart a new course in philanthropy
Rohini Nilekani, who sold a portion of her shares in Infosys last week for Rs 164 crore, will use the money to chart a new course in philanthropy.
Angel Network sets up social impact investment arm
Angel investors are now seeking to invest in socially relevant enterprises at the seed-stage as they see an opportunity to make high returns.
Social e-commerce: Local focus for a bigger audience
DealShare, unlike most startups which operate from big cities like Bengaluru, operate from the Pink City.
Now, a regulatory body to set norms for impact investment
"The need for a self-regulatory organisation came from the experience of microfinance," says Vineet Rai, managing director, Aavishkaar Fund.
Soros Economic Development Fund backs Aspada with $10 million
Soros Economic Development Fund said it has commited $10 mn in Aspada Investment Company for making education, healthcare, and financial services more accessible to low-income people in India.
'Web-services is next revolution, India can become front-end'
An Indian IT veteran sees "big revolution" taking place in internet-enabled projects going forward, with the country becoming the front-end of the web-services of the world.
Don't believe in politician bashing: Nandan Nilekani
The work of politicians is not a bed of roses as they work 24/7 solving problems of the people, Nilekani said.
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